Athlete Transport

RED BULL DEFIANCE - 2 PERSON TEAMS

SATURDAY 20 JANUARY - DAY 1

Athlete and bike transport is provided from Race HQ to race start. Athletes will finish day 1 back at race HQ. 

SUNDAY 21 JANUARY - DAY 2

Day 2 - Athletes start and finish the event from race HQ. Bikes are transported on the evening of Day 1 by Red Bull Defiance Team, to TA1, start of Stage 2 Mountain Bike Stage

MINARET BURN MTB - SINGLE STAGE

SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 

Athlete and bike transport is provided by Red Bull Defiance from race HQ to barge departure point at camp creek. 
Athlete and bike transport from race finish at TA1/West Wanaka is available for pre-purchase.
Cost: $30.  BOOK NOW

SKYLINE TRAVERSE - SINGLE STAGE

SUNDAY 21 JANUARY

Athlete transport is available for pre-purchase for athletes from Event HQ to Race Start. 
Cost: $25. BOOK NOW

 

Below is a list of all information pertaining to making your travel to the event as easy as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information


Closest airport:

The best location for flying in and out of is Queenstown. There are normally several flights arriving into Queenstown from most NZ cities as well as direct flights from Australia. Other airports reasonably close by are Christchurch and Dunedin. Christchurch to Wanaka is a 5 hour drive and Dunedin is a 3.5 hr drive. There are two shuttle services that travel between these airports and Wanaka. 


Shuttle Service Christchurch/Dunedin to Wanaka:

Intercity: www.intercity.co.nz/

Atomic Shuttles: www.atomictravel.co.nz/

Shuttle service Queenstown to Wanaka: The travel time between Queenstown and Wanaka is 1hr. There are several shuttle services. The main shuttle service is:

Alpine Connexions: www.alpineconnexions.co.nz

Accommodation in Wanaka:

The Official Venue for Red Bull Defiance is the – Grand Mecure Oakridge Resort, Lake Wanaka

Oakridge Resort is offering an exclusive 15% discount deal to all Red Bull Defiance athletes. Just quote Red Bull Defiance when booking.
Email: reservations@oakridge.co.nz
Phone: +64 (3) 443 7707
Freephone: 0800 86 92 62
Address: Cnr Cardona Valley Road & Studholme Roads
Wanaka, New Zealand

Bike shops:

Racers Edge based in Wanaka. They have a bike tech department which is located inside the main shop.

Racers Edge
Address: 99 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9343
Ph: 03-443 7882

Cafes and Restaurants in Wanaka:

We decided that it would be nice to give you some of our favourite places to eat whilst in Wanaka. It’s worth booking early if you wish to go out for dinner before or during the event as restaurants book out very easy in Wanaka, especially the good ones.

Kai Whaka Pai: “Food made good”
Address: Cnr Helwick & Ardmore Streets, Wanaka 9305
Ph: 03-443 7795

Francesca’s Italian Kitchen: Delicious, traditional Italian cuisine
www.fransitalian.co.nz/
Address: 93 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305
Ph: 03-443 5599

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